I did a search for a bio on Stephen Childress without any luck. I did find a report on Sunnyside. The property, 38 1/4 acres, was transferred to John Shute from Mary Benton in May of 1864. John Shute father in law of Stephen Childress deeded the house and 38 acres to Childress in early 1865. Childress owned the propety almost ten years, selling in January of 1875 to Joseph Spence. While Childress and his wife Jeanette owned the house they added to the land eventually owning 140 acres there. The reports states the Childress called the farm Lee Mont in honor of Robert E. Lee. There is a good bit of information about Sevier in the report but little about Childress.
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